What are adjustment disorders?

Also known as: stress response syndrome.

An adjustment disorder is an unhealthy, excessive behavioral or emotional reaction, usually in children or adolescents, to a difficult and/or stressful major life event, or change in life, which may be sudden or ongoing for some time (and normally occurs within 3 months of the event).


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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